Zambia, DRC Partner to Solve Border Problems
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have agreed that defence and security services must strengthen joint operations along the borders to address mutual security concerns.
Dangers of Dodd-Frank Act for DRC
[OSISA]A week ago I returned from a working trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I participated in a conference about the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the so-called conflict minerals. The Conference brought together Congolese academics, political leaders and representatives of civil society organizations in a memorable moment of reflection about ways and means to usher in lasting peace in Congo and end the illicit and illegal trade and looting of natural resources.
Katumbi Fires Salvo
[Times of Zambia]Lubumbashi -TP Mazembe proprietor Moses Katumbi has ticked off three 'influential' Zambian players in his team, saying he is disappointed with their dip in form.
UN Seeks to Restore Credibility in DRC
[Deutsche Welle]UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon und World Bank President Jim Yong Kim are working on a new strategy to end the conflict in DRC. Their joint trip to the region also raises questions about the UN's role.
UN, World Bank Say Development Is Key to Congo Peace
[VOA]Goma -United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been visiting the war-weary city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), accompanied by the president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. Both men stressed they see investing in development as the way out of Congo's conflicts.
Censorship Reigns in Nord-Kivu Areas Under M23 Rebel Control
[RSF]Fighting between M23 rebels and government forces has intensified near Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, since 20 May. As well as causing new civilian casualties, the clashes and the actions of some rebels are endangering many journalists and the availability of diverse, freely-reported news and information.
Disease Linked to Cassava Consumption Affects Cognitive Ability
[SciDev.Net]Cape Town -Konzo - an epidemic paralytic disease resulting from the consumption of poorly processed bitter cassava - can also cause impaired cognitive functions even in children who do not show physical symptoms of the disease, a study finds.
Road Renovation Revitalizes Neighborhoods in DRC's Capital City
[World Bank]Kinshasa -Along the Nlandu road to the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa, small businesses are springing up and local entrepreneurs are thriving. This is because Nlandu road is newly renovated.
UN Chief Goes to Eastern DRC After Clashes
[VOA]U.n. Chief Ban Ki -moon flew into the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday, just hours after a halt in fighting between rebels and government troops.
Support for Press Freedom Day Debates in North Kivu
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders provided funding for two round-table meetings that local journalists' groups organized for media personnel in the cities of Butembo and Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of Nord-Kivu, on 3 May, World Press Freedom Day.
DRC Journalist Found Dead After Missing for 12 Days
[CPJ]Abuja -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should identify the motive behind the murder of a radio presenter who was found on Friday after being missing for 12 days, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
DR Congo - in Goma, Secretary-General Hails Regional Accord As 'Best Chance for Peace in Years'
[UN News]Arriving today in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all the leaders of Africa's Great Lakes region to throw their support behind a recently-signed peace accord which aims to ensure security, as well as development, for the long-troubled country.
South African Peacekeepers Chase Away Refugees - Report
[News of Rwanda]Dozens of crying children and women have been locked out of a UN base manned by South African peacekeepers outside Goma in eastern Congo, despite a barrage of shooting and bombing close by.
Civilians Must Be Spared the Fighting in Goma
[ICRC]Geneva/Kinshasa -Inhabited areas north of the city of Goma, in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, were hit by shelling on 21 and 22 May.
Journalist's Body Found in River Bed 12 Days After His Disappearance
[RSF]Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn of radio journalist Guylain Chandjaro's death in Bunia, a city in the eastern region of Ituri. He was a Swahili-language journalist with Radio Canal RĂ©vĂ©lation, a community radio station, and freelanced for the Bunia branch of the national broadcaster RTNC.
SA Troops to DRC
[Parliament of South Africa]A political situation is needed to stabilise the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rather than using military intervention. This was the view of MPs from the Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation when the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) presented a report on the political situation in the DRC.
Democratic Republic of Congo: Displaced People Caught Up in Fighting West of Goma
[MSF]Goma/Paris -Fighting with heavy weapons between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the rebel group M23 to the west of the provincial capital Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, resumed yesterday. Many people who were already displaced from their homes after earlier waves of violence are now caught between the shelling and gunfire.
DRC Sets Free 8 Zambian Fishermen
[Times of Zambia]EIGHT fishermen that were among the 17 arrested on Lake Tanganyika on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) side have been released.
On Joint Visit to DR Congo, UN and World Bank Chiefs Voice Support for Latest Peace Effort
[UN News]In the first visit of its kind, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim are in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to support a recent peace deal and promote economic development in the long-troubled region.
DRC Wants Nam Fishing Quotas
[Namibian]THE Government has turned down a request by the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold fishing quotas in Namibia.